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“Average for what we paid” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Airlie Beach YHA

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Airlie Beach YHA
394 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Average for what we paid”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We paid slightly more to get a private room here but it smelled of damp all the time and was just enough space for the two single beds. Kitchen wasn't too bad and liked the courtyard area to talk to people. Wifi and luggage storage should be free as they were both average. Location is good quite central but the reception staff weren't particularly friendly and it closes at 8pm...!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

this yha is in a good location for most things in airlie. rooms are very basic but you get what you pay for. staff were helpful and room was clean. i agree the value for money could be better, but would probably stay again

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Its in a good location, has a open spacious layout and friendly helpful staff. The swimming pool is just the right size yet could do with better cleaning due to the amount of bugs. The value for money factor could be better.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Booked for an overnight stay @ the YHA for a last minute Easter break and managed to get the last twin room in Airlie! No hassle checking in - just make sure you have $10 spare for the key deposit. There's a small car park (3 spaces!) inside the the hostel which came in very handy as the road outside was undergoing major roadworks and there was pretty much nowhere to park! Staff seemed really friendly and efficient - we didn't have any issues during our stay so didn't have much contact with them really! Lots of information and brochures in the reception with the usual phone cards and underwater camera hire options.

The room was nice and very clean with air con (free) and towels. Even had a small balcony with some chairs which was nice. Only negative point we both had was that the beds were very hard and squeaked every time you moved in the night - not a problem for an overnight but could get pretty annoying if you were staying longer! Other than the beds it was a pretty quiet spot considering our room faced out onto the road. We shared a bathroom with the other twin room in our section but this wasn't a problem for us - for $77 a night (for 2) you can't really complain! The bathroom was massive and spotlessly clean. Had a shower, sink and separate toilet.

As we only stayed 1 night we didn't really use the kitchen but on the brief look that I had, it seemed pretty big with loads of fridge and cooking space. There's also a little TV room and internet area in the communal space - again something we didn't use. Small pool there too but seeing as you're about 5mins walk from the lagoons I'd just go there instead. Plenty of places to eat within 5mins walk of the hostel and loads of backpackers travel agents too.

No issues checking out - you do have to strip your beds and leave sheets etc in a laundry hamper but that's not much of hassle. All in all a good, cheap stay for a last minute trip :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

this is my favourite yha of all the ones i stayed in australia. its small so its a nice little community, i like the lounge and kitchen facilities, the staff were so so helpful and its situated right where everything is and near the lagoon. you have to get on a bus to coles the supermarket if you want to buy groceries but its every 20 mins and costs about 3 dollars for a return ticket. i couldnt get wifi in my room but its nice to sit in the tv room for ages and wifi all i wanted. i recommend the one day ocean raft to the whitsundays. im not a boat person so i dont think i could have done the 3 day long trips and they were really expensive, so the one day did the job. its a nice little yha and the rooms have a big bathroom each which is good

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Nice place to stay, good facilities and well located in the city. 5 minutes walk from the greyhound stop.
Shower and toilets are available for guests if you need to take a shower even after check out.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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35 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The girl on reception was one of the friendliest, most helpful people we have met in Australia - and that's a high standard. We took a twin room and were very comfortable. There's a good, well appointed kitchen, good fridge space, nice TV room with sofas, and the staff are incredibly helpful. Both our Whitsunday tours were booked in a flash. After our second day on a boat we decided to stay a further night rather than get on the road, and we were put in an empty 6 dorm. Really, really good of them. Would highly recommend if you are looking for comfortable, budget accommodation in Airlie but don't want the noise etc that comes with the on site bar at Magnum's.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 394 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airlie Beach YHA backpackers hostel is located in the centre of Airlie Beach close to the swimming lagoon, restaurants, cafes and nightlife that Airlie has to offer. The hostel offers multi-share, double and twin rooms with private balconies. All hostel rooms are air-conditioned and the twin and double rooms have shared bathroom facilities with only one other room. Backpackers facilities include swimming pool, tour desk, kitchen, laundry, dining and TV room. ... more   less 
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